top 30 new albums for Sep 1 presents:

The weekly chart reflects the diversity of programming on WRIR. In an average week, WRIR DJs play approximately 1,200 albums (and EPs and singles).

To make it on the list, an album must be released in the past year. Local bands and albums played by more than one DJ are given priority in the rankings.

Below the chart is a list of new albums added to the music library once that information has been compiled. Check back later if it’s not there yet.

1 Nas King’s Disease Mass Appeal
2 Death Valley Girls Under the Spell of Joy Suicide Squeeze
3 Sa-Roc The Sharecropper’s Daughter Rhymesayers
4 Matmos The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises in Group Form Thrill Jockey
5 Mary Lattimore Silver Ladders Ghostly International
6 Julianna Barwick Healing Is a Miracle Ninja Tune
7 Sneaks Happy Birthday Merge
8 The Flavor Project Food for Thought Reeverb Entertainment
9 Melenas Días Raros Trouble In Mind
10 Big Sty Believe in Yourself – Single self-released
11 Noveller Arrow Ba Da Bing!
12 Trapcry Stay Up (Longer Deluxe) 1986
13 Rah Scrilla & Profound 79 Sound Check – EP Gritty City
14 Strike Anywhere Nightmares of the West Pure Noise
15 Deau Eyes Let It Leave Egghunt
16 Angelica Garcia Cha Cha Palace Spacebomb
17 Butcher Brown #KingButch – Single Concord Jazz
18 Various Artists Soul Love Now: The Black Fire Records Story, 1975-1993 Strut
19 Madeline Kenney Sucker’s Lunch Carpark
20 The Psychedelic Furs Made Of Rain Cooking Vinyl
21 Holy Hive Float Back To You Big Crown
22 Exploding Flowers Stumbling Blocks Smash It Up!
23 Hum Inlet Earth Analog
24 Illuminati Hotties FREE I.H: This Is Not the One You’ve Been Waiting for self-released
25 Pottery Welcome to Bobby’s Motel Partisan
26 Moemaw Naedon Dr. Deadhorse Soul Slime
27 Sports Team Deep Down Happy Bright Antenna
28 Jim White & Marisa Anderson The Quickening Thrill Jockey
29 Moses Sumney græ Jagjaguwar
30 lindsay ASMR Love Letters – EP Wildefolk


    September 1st, 2020

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genre charts for Sep 1 presents:


Rank Artist Album Label
1 HOLY HIVE Float Back To You Big Crown
2 ORVILLE PECK Show Pony [EP] Columbia
3 JAYHAWKS, THE Xoxo Sham/Thirty Tigers
4 SARAH JAROSZ World On The Ground Rounder
5 DAIQURI QUEENS The Daiquri Queens Self-Released
6 LE REN Morning & Meloncholia [EP] Secretly Canadian/Secretly Group
7 BILL CALLAHAN Gold Record [Advance Tracks] Drag City
9 LULUC Passerby Sub Pop
10 VICTORIA BAILEY Jesus, Red Wine & Patsy Cline Rock Ridge


Rank Artist Album Label
1 NAS King’s Disease Mass Appeal
2 SA-ROC The Sharecropper’s Daughter [Advance Tracks] Rhymesayers
3 SNEAKS Happy Birthday Merge
4 BIG STY “Believe In Yourself” [Single] Self-Released
6 MOEMAW NAEDON Dr. Deadhorse Soul Slime
7 BOLDY JAMES The Versace Tape Griselda
8 DAVE EAST Karma 3 Def Jam
9 FELT Felt 4 U Rhymesayers


Rank Artist Album Label
2 INGESTED Where Only Gods May Tread Unique Leader
3 TESTAMENT Titans Of Creation Nuclear Blast
4 INCANTATION Sect Of Vile Divinities Relapse
5 CYTOTOXIN Nuklearth Unique Leader
6 VICIOUS RUMORS Celebration Decay SPV
7 PIG DESTROYER The Octagonal Stairway Relapse
8 NAPALM DEATH “Backlash Just Because” [Single] Century Media
9 GOREPOT Things Asians Do When They’re Done with Homework Self-Released
10 OLIVIA NEUTERED JOHN Gorewhore Blackened Death


Rank Artist Album Label
1 MATMOS The Consuming Flame Thrill Jockey
2 MARY LATTIMORE Silver Ladders Ghostly International
3 JULIANNA BARWICK Healing Is A Miracle Ninja Tune
4 GREEN HOUSE Six Songs From Invisible Gardens [EP] Leaving
5 KELEKETLA Keleketla! Ahead Of Our Time
6 ROBERT HAIGH Black Sarabande Unseen Worlds
7 DANNY BLU The Pale Horse Self-Released
8 MARK RENNER Seaworthy Vessels are in Short Supply The Gate International
9 TENDERLONIOUS Quarantena 22a
10 IN AETERNAM VALE La chair et les os [EP] Zone


Rank Artist Album Label
1 QWANQWA Volume 3 Self-Released
3 LOS MOCOSOS All Grown Up Hip Spanic
4 ACID COCO “El Amor De Mis Amores” [Single] El Palmas
5 NOHE AND SUS SANTOS Tempestad Self-Released
6 COLAH COLAH AND PEACE DEVELOPMENT CREW “Steady Meddi!” [Single] Boomrush Productions
7 KABAKA PYRAMID “Nice Up The Dance” [Single] VP
8 SONE “Overcome” [Single] Sone Ministries
9 FORSHPIL Tsvey Self-Released
10 MATEUS ALELUIA Olorum Selo Sesc

    September 1st, 2020

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What the Fontaine?! presents:

Paul Cauthen - Room 41

Let’s start talking about the music of 2019! I’m going to touch on some of the highlights of my musical year!


    What the Fontaine?!    December 20th, 2019

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Friday Clock Out presents:


L.J. will be playing a lot of new tunes from the last month or so and a few old chestnuts that he can sing along with. It’s going to be a tossed salad of jarring non-sequitur that will cause the listener to say, “I’m not sure he is doing what he thinks he is doing?”

    Friday Clock Out    April 5th, 2019

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